Youth and Community Programs



A year-round program of science enrichment, career development, cross-age mentoring, and leadership opportunities for students in Greater Philadelphia.

STEM students gathered for a photo on the stage of Musser Theater at The Franklin Institute.

STEM Scholars

An intensive, four-year program serving Philadelphia-area students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, and math.

Looking Up at Mars Rover Curiosity in 'Buckskin' Selfie


A nationwide program catalyzing community partnerships across the country around NASA's space exploration agenda and its Moon-to-Mars missions and learning resources.

Vaccine Vial Illustration

Children's Vaccine Education Program

Empowering nurses as leaders in vaccine education in their schools and communities.


GSK Science in the Summer

Dedicated to increasing children's value of and confidence in doing science and pursuing STEM careers.

Franklin @ Home: Science projects, experiments and explorations you can do at home!


Explore the world with DIY hands-on activities, engaging videos, and deeper dives—because science never stops.